I was sure we were interested on the long term and fought against people who were saying we were getting mugged off and how this isn't what big clubs do. It was only ever down the Madrid and how much they valued him, but when he went back I thought all was lost tbh. We played the long game and kind of won. Fair play to the club and Madrid. Not sure what competition we faced though. Don't really care, I rated what saw of him and for his age, we aren't doing better than that for the money until we start acting like a football team again.I said something similar myself, I thought not putting an option to buy or some sort of clause was amateur.
Infact, because of that there was a whole summer of will he/won't he as Ødegaard ended up holding out to see if he would play for RM. Worked out in the end though, I am a fan so glad he is here.
Yeah even if Auba returns (which is 50/50 at this point) we need like twenty extra goals and I'm just not sure where those will come from if Arteta plays ESR-Ode-Saka behind Auba/Laca which is what I'm sure will happen. I can see him realising this and chucking Pepe back in later on in the season but by then it will be too late.Nah he needs to score and assist a lot, same for ESR and Saka - need big improvement this season.
55 league goals last season. 😭
🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣For me an easier way to tell that they don't know ball is if they say stuff like Rob Holding should've been picked for England and is better than the CBs they picked, or Rob Holding is better with his feet than Ben White (this one still cracks me up haha), or Ødegaard is only good enough to be ESR's backup 🤪
Do you feel though he is someone who vastly improves us? I don't know what to make of him. He showed flashes but that's all.Whether you rate him or not, it’s a great price. Can probably resell him for the same price even if he comes and stinks the place out, given his age, experience and national team captaincy.
For the record, I think it’s a pretty safe signing and that he improves us. I think some are just upset that it doesn’t have a shiny new toy feel because he was here last year, but got to remember that he wasn’t ours. Signing him permanently IS an improvement over the same lineup where we conveniently pretend that he’s not heading back to Madrid after a few months.
IMO If Leicester done this deal, we’d all be moaning that we should have been all over it and that we aren’t smart enough in the market.